This koala was saved from death and became the symbol of the project.
The main goal of funding the Werribee Zoo is to save endemic animals.
Last year, large-scale fires broke out, after which koalas were on the verge of extinction.
This is a very sad story. Fleeing from wild dogs, mother koala fell from a tree, and little Joe ended up in her bag.
It wasn’t possible to save an adult animal, she received many injuries. Fortunately, the koala was more fortunate, only the paw suffered. At that time he was 5 months old.
The vets quickly treated Joe’s paw. Feeding her was much more difficult. She weighed 500g and needed constant nutrition.
Joe overcame all difficulties. She was able to recover, become stronger, as she learned to eat on her own.